Buninyong Festival 2019

Buninyong Festival 2019Buninyong Festival 2019

The Buninyong Festival is a biennial event featuring in the Springtime in Buninyong weekend.

It is is a free community focused event held biennially in late October - located in the gorgeous village of Buninyong, just 11 kms south of Ballarat.is a free family-friendly day out celebrating our local community.

It's a safe, fun and exciting day for the whole family with music, amusement rides, animal farm, stalls, food trucks and local community group information stalls, with thousands of locals and visitors come to the Festival which is accessible to all walks of life.

The Buninyong Festival is a fantastic opportunity for local artists, community groups, traders and other organisations to be seen and heard as well as meet and interact with the local community.

The Buninyong Festival is a celebration of the local community, of its diversity, interests, passions, ideas, and the expression of the ‘Good Life'.

The Festival aims to provide:

A fun and low cost day of entertainment for the whole family

Activities and competitions where the kids can express themselves

A platform for Community Groups to reach out to the wider Buninyong and Ballarat communities

There is much to see and do on Festival Day! Enjoy a large array of yummy taste sensations from all around the world from the food trucks and stalls, grab and a glass of local wine or beer and sit back and enjoy the main stage entertainment - or get involved in some of the awesome activities. Make sure you catch the roving performers and buskers spotted around the park. This vibrant festival offers you the experience of a market, foodie event, and music festival all rolled into one!

Buninyong Festival 2019

The Buninyong Festival endeavours to include a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including:

Free entry to the Festival grounds

Amusement activities such as jumping castles, bungee runs, animal farms etc

Original and unique craft stalls

Yummy food stalls and food trucks

Educational and information stalls

Stage entertainment


Sweet Treats traditional carnival food & drinks

The Gypsy's Lunchbox burgers, hotdogs, chicken burgers, loaded fries, cold drinks

Golden Poffertjes traditional Dutch mini pancakes

The Hippie Whippy soft serve ice cream & milkshakes

Timboon Fine Ice Cream natural gluten free home made ice cream & milkshakes

East India Trading Co authentic Indian cuisine

Zed & Co Freerange Farms slow cooked pork rolls, bacon & egg rolls, sausages, fresh meats & smallgoods for sale

Traditional Baked Potato Co. baked potatoes, roast beef rolls & cold drinks

Mr. Squidgy gourmet calamari & chips, fish & chips

Flower Power Soul Food 100% vegan - soups, sausage rolls, cakes & slices

Rainbow Fairy Floss animal shaped fairy floss

Clementine the Caravan enjoy a cold beer or wine whilst enjoying the stage entertainment in our licensed area

Just Chips Victoria hot chips, donuts & churros

The Paella Guy traditional Spanish paella rice dish, seafood & meat paella + vegetarian/vegan paella

Le Creperie sweet & savoury crepes served with homemade jams & condiments & farm fresh eggs & produce

Healthy Slushies healthy 100% all natural fruit juice ice beverages & cold drinks

Brews and Beats enjoy an espresso coffee, hot chocolate or chai from the vintage coffee Kombi


Crack The Crater | Mt Buninyong Run Challenge
Join us for the inaugural Crack The Crater Mt Buninyong Run Challenge on 27th October, 2019

Art Prize & Exhibition

Exhibition Opening Times
Friday - 25 October - Gala Opening
Saturday - 26 October - 10am to 4pm
Sunday - 27 October - 10am to 4pm

Buninyong & district historical society - open day & history walk
Enjoy local Buninyong historical information as well as a display of the history of the Festival since 1975.
Meet at 11am on Sunday 29 October with local historian Anne Beggs-Suntera for an interesting walk around at our most historical sites.
You can find more information about the Historical Society on their website.

Free Heritage Movie Screening
‘Mooramong - Private Hollywood'
64 mins | Free entry
SAT & SUN 10AM + 12PM + 2PM
Buninyong Town Hall Meeting Room

​Free screenings of the heritage film ‘Mooramong - Private Hollywood'.
This documentary unveils the extraordinary life of a Hollywood silent film actress Claire Adams and her husband Donald ‘Scobie' MacKinnon who chose country Victoria as their home in the 1930's. Life on the land in their homestead ‘Mooramong' in Skipton, Victoria, was captured on celluloid as she filmed their daily existence far away from the bright lights of stardom. Her private films have remained silent until now!

Buninyong fire brigade open day
The Buninyong CFA are holding their Open Day in conjunction with this year's Buninyong Festival, with their main presence at De Soza Park in Warrenheip Street, Buninyong.

Come along, say hello and explore our trucks. Members will be conducting demonstrations and activities throughout the day.
They will also have the Buninyong Fire Station open at 307 Learmonth Street. The historic 1899 Merryweather horse-drawn fire engine will be on display and fire safety information will be available from here.


The Buninyong Festival is held biennially on the last Sunday of October in the gorgeous township of Buninyong, just 11 kms south of Ballarat.

1 h 22 min (123 km) via Calder Fwy/M79 just past Castlemaine

When & Where

Date: Sunday 27th October 2019

Times: 9am - 4pm




Buninyong Festival 2019⊜ Midland Highway   Buninyong | Google Map
Midland Highway, Buninyong, , 3357

Web Links

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